Stone of the Month
Citrine is November's birthstone.
Citrine's color is often said to recall the warm glows of autumn sun. Named for the French word citron, meaning lemon, its hue can range from a very pale yellow to a dark amber tone known as Madeira for its resemblance to the red wine. Citrine is a member of the quartz family, and its coloring comes from traces of iron.
The ancient Romans used citrine for beautiful jewelry and intaglio work. During the Art Deco period between World Wars I and II, large citrines were set in many prized pieces.
Citrine is believed to promote creativity, help personal clarity, and repel negativity. A gift of citrine is symbolic for hope and strength.
Citrine is also used to celebrate the 13th wedding anniversary.